This stunning antique hand painted Bavaria Floral Shaker set consists of a Sugar Shaker or Muffineer and salt and pepper shakers. The hand painted pieces have been exceptionally decorated, on both sides with delicate & lifelike "Wild Pink Roses", on stem & leaf, against a background of shadow leafing and flowers in hues of blue, violet & gray. The complementary background colors are of cream, light powder blue, and a hint of very light burnt orange. The Shaker top has been gilded in bright fire gold adding to its beauty. The salt & pepper shakers continue the rose design with the background being slightly more blue. The salt and pepper shakers have a gold band with the tops being white.
The muffineer is 4 1/2" tall with a 3" belly at it's widest point. The bottom cork is no longer there.
The salt and pepper are 2 1/2 " tall and 2" across. The original corks are there.
The larger shaker has the well known Z.S.& Co over Bavaria green marking used between 1880 and 1918 by Zeh, Scherzer & Co. with the initials "K.E." The salt & pepper shakers have a circle B which I assume is the painter's signature.
The pieces are lovely with no damage of any kind. The gilt on the shaker shows a few spots where the gold is scratched (see picture). This set was obviously treasured by my great-aunt to be this old and in such remarkable shape.
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